The Princeton Rays rapped out 11 hits enroute to a 10-4 win over the Greeneville Astros that snapped the Rays’ six game losing streak, Wednesday night at Hunnicutt Field.
Armando Araiza was 3-for-3 with three RBIs while Hunter Lockwood, David Garcia and Leo Correa each had a pair of hits for Princeton.
Hunter Wood picked up the victory for the Rays, pitching two-and-two-third innings in relief of starter Nick Gannon. Gannon worked three-and-a-third innings and gave up two runs on two hits and struck out five. Wood gave up two runs on five hits and fanned four. Isaac Gil pitched the final three innings for Princeton to earn his first save. Gil pitched one-hit ball and did not allow a run and struck out two.
Ricky Gringas hit his first home run of the year for Greeneville in the sixth.
The Rays jumped out to a 5-0 lead by scoring once in the second and four tmes in the third. They added a run in the fifth, three in the seventh and one in the eighth.
Greeneville scored two in the fourth and two more in the sixth and had eight hits for the game.
Starting pitcher Jandel Gustave took the loss for the Astros.
The two teams meet tonight in game two of their three game series and it will be Matt Moore bobblehead night at Hunnicutt Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.
At Hunnicutt Field
Greeneville......................................000 202 000 — 4 8 2
Princeton.........................................014 010 31x — 10 11 2
W-Wood (2-0), L-Gustave (1-2), S-Gil (1)
HR: GRN-Gringas (1)